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Cane Quest

The Carroll Center for the Blind welcomes you to be a part of the Annual Cane Quest on Friday, November 10, 2023!

What is Cane Quest?

Cane Quest is a challenging, fun orientation and mobility contest for all students who use a white cane. Contestants are divided into three age categories – scouts, explorers, and trailblazers – and are asked to demonstrate fundamental orientation and mobility skills and travel techniques, such as sound localization, dropped objects, and proper human guide techniques.

  • Showcase your Orientation & Mobility skills and travel techniques
  • Navigate our exciting route, make new friends, and win cool prizes
  • All contestants will be given instructions and earn points by using proper travel techniques, and they will be monitored at all times by trained volunteers.


The event shines a spotlight on the importance of building successful white cane navigation skills in children and teens with visual impairments. Orientation & Mobility focuses on the ability of students to identify their surroundings and get from one location to another safely without the use of sight. Specific O&M skills include fundamental travel techniques and cane skills — sound localization, dropped objects, traffic light crossing, and vehicle detection.

Event Details

Date: Friday, November 10, 2022

Time: 1:00 P.M. ET – 4:00 P.M. ET

Place: The Carroll Center for the Blind

770 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458